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Meeting No. 81
Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Don H. Bell, Hon. John McKay, Hon. Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Charlie Penson, Monte Solberg and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Robert Bouchard for Guy Côté and Brian Jean for Rona Ambrose.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alexandre Laurin, Analyst; Sheena Starky, Analyst. Standing Committee on Finance: Christine Lafrance, Clerk of the Committee.


Witnesses: Imagine Canada: Mrs. Georgina Steinskey-Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer. Voluntary Sector Forum: Marlene Deboisbriand, Member. Canadian Bar Association: James Parks, Chair, National Charities and Not for Profit Law Section. Association of Fundraising Professionals: Tad Brown, Chair, Government Relations Committee. Canadian Association of Gift Planners: Diane MacDonald, Executive Director. Philanthropic Foundations Canada: Hilary Pearson, President . Community Foundations of Canada: Monica Patten, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2005.

Georgina Steinsky-Schwartz, Marlene Deboisbriand, James Parks, Tad Brown, Diane MacDonald, Hilary Pearson and Monica Patten made statements answered questions.


At 5:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/07 4:12 p.m.